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Seniors

Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the Photo ID Office is currently closed through June 30, 2020.

RIPTA complies with federal transit guidelines and offers half-fare boarding to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of income, during OFF PEAK hours.  Passengers enrolled in this program are issued “Valid Off Peak” photo identification cards.  These passengers pay full fare during RIPTA peak service hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm) on weekdays. They can also use a Medicare Card to board.

If you are over the age of 65 and are also low income you may qualify for further assistance under RIPTA’s Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilities.  Passengers who qualify for this program are currently able to ride for free. 

Please click here for more information.

If you would like a photo identification card to travel half-fare during off peak hours please see information below:

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION OFFICE PRICE LIST

New customer …… $10.00

Renewal customer $10.00

Damaged card. . . . $20.00

All replacements. . $20.00

Replacement cards are lost, stolen or damaged cards.

Damaged cards are cards that are bent, cracked or have any visible damage.

All damaged cards must be returned to the Photo ID Office, 401-784-9500 ext. 1197 or 1604.

Cash or business checks only. No personal checks will be accepted.

In order to assist people in obtaining their RIPTA ID cards, the staff from RIPTA’s Photo Identification Office visit senior centers around the state every Friday on a rotating schedule.

Every week, RIPTA’s Photo Identification staff travel to communities throughout the state to provide bus passes to qualified seniors and individuals with disabilities, who are unable to get to our offices in Providence. The Photo ID Office, which is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to Noon and 1 pm to 4 pm, will be closed all day every Friday to provide photo identification “road trip” services around the state. The road trip schedule is posted below. 

For a comprehensive guide to other transportation options for Seniors, see here.

Road Trip Schedule 2020

Date Time Location City
June 5 NO ROAD TRIP
June 12 NO ROAD TRIP
June 26 NO ROAD TRIP
July 3 NO ROAD TRIP
July 10 11:30AM – 1:00PM East Providence Senior Center East Providence
July 17 11:30AM – 1:00PM Westerly Senior Center Westerly
July 24 10:00AM – 2:00PM Woonsocket Senior Center Woonsocket
July 31 NO ROAD TRIP
August 7 11:00AM – 2:00PM Leon Matthew Senior Center Pawtucket
August 14 NO ROAD TRIP
August 21 11:00AM – 2:00PM William Donovan Manor Newport
August 28 11:30AM – 1:00PM The Mancini Center North Providence
September 4 NO ROAD TRIP
September 11 11:30AM – 1:00PM South Kingstown Senior Center South Kingstown
September 18 NO ROAD TRIP
September 25 11:30AM – 1:00PM West Warwick Senior Center West Warwick
October 2 11:30AM – 1:00PM Westerly Senior Center Westerly
October 9 NO ROAD TRIP
October 16 10:00AM – 2:00PM Woonsocket Senior Center Woonsocket
October 23 NO ROAD TRIP
October 30 11:00AM – 2:00PM Leon Matthew Senior Center Pawtucket
November 6 NO ROAD TRIP
November 13 11:00AM – 2:00PM Edward King House Newport
November 20 NO ROAD TRIP
November 27 NO ROAD TRIP
December 4 11:30AM – 1:00PM Coventry Senior Center Coventry
December 11 NO ROAD TRIP
December 18 NO ROAD TRIP
December 25 NO ROAD TRIP
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